Balam Quitze

Central American - In Mayan lore, one of the first 4 men. Brother of Balam Agab, Iqi Balam and Mahucutah. Husband of Caha-Paluma. He and his brothers were created from maize-flour and broth brewed by Xmucané. Each had his own guardian spirit, Tohil being allocated to Balam Quitze. On occassion, called Balam Quitze, Tiger with the Sweet Smile, Tiger with the Sweet Smile, 'smiling jaguar' or 'smiling jaguar'.

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